Nets' Mirza Teletovic to miss rest of season with blood clots in lungs

Friday January 23rd, 2015

Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic will sit out the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary embolus, or multiple blood clots in the lungs, the team announced on Friday.

He experienced shortness of breath and was taken to the hospital during Thursday night's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles. The team reportedly said Teletovic was taken to the hospital after halftime. He logged eight minutes in the first half.

“He told me he wasn’t feeling well, and that’s all I know,” Nets coach Lionel Hollins said, according to the New York Post. “He came to the bench and said something was wrong with him, so he asked me to take him out.”

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Teletovic will remain in the hospital for testing and treatment, according to a team news release.

Over 40 games this season, Teletovic has averaged 8.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 22.3 minutes. He missed three games in December due to a hip pointer. The Nets (18-25) will face the Jazz in Utah on Saturday.

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